Protect Montana’s Public Lands

Protect Montana’s Public Lands

The people of Montana have made it very clear that they oppose a federal lands transfer. I have listened to them and completely agree – NO FEDERAL TRANSFER OF OUR PUBLIC LANDS! 

I’m committed to protecting and expanding access to our public lands. I’ll fight back against the Washington bureaucrats who put up gates and lock us out from accessing our public lands and I’ll take on the radical environmentalists who sue to shut down the proper management of our forests. Watching our forests burn every summer isn’t smart policy and I’ll fight to bring much needed reform for more state and local management. I’ll make sure that our public lands can always be enjoyed by all Montanans. 

As a member of the State Land Board, I’ve been responsible for managing and expanding access to over 5 million acres of school trust lands. I’ve worked diligently to grant easements and authorize land purchases to nearly 45,000 acres of previously hard-to-reach areas and 16 miles of public roads that are now accessible for hunting, fishing and other recreational activities for generations of Montanans to come. 

When you hear the false attacks start and the special interests try to manipulate my record – make no mistake – I will always fight to protect and defend our public lands. As your next U.S. Senator, our public lands will always stay in public hands.